Annual Reid Concert 1903

Wednesday, February 25, 1903
1902-1903, Concert IV of IV

Chamber music for different combinations of bow and wind instruments, with and without pianoforte.


Mr Henri Verbrugghen - first violin
Mr Harry Freeman - second violin
Mr Walter Haigh - viola
Mr J. H. Foulds - violoncello
Mr E. Stansfield - double bass
Mr Philip E. Halstead - pianoforte
Mr Leonard Brough - clarinet
Mr E. Preatoni - horn
Mr S. Midgeley - bassoon
Mr J. Freeman - trumpet

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

In memory of General Reid
Founder of the chair of music in the university of Edinburgh

Introduction, minuet, and march ... General Reid


I. Octet in F major, op. 166 for two violins, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon ... Franz Schubert

II. Trio for pianoforte, clarinet, and viola in E flat major ... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

III. Septet in E flat major, op. 20, for violin, viola, horn, clarinet, bassoon, violoncello and double bass ... Ludwig van Beethoven

IV. Septet in E flat major, op. 65, for trumpet, two violins, viola, violoncello, double bass and pianoforte ... Charles Camille Saint-Saëns 

8-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

The 'introduction to the programme' consists of a three-page essay (pp.3-5) looking at chamber music for wind instruments. Among the composers singled out for special mention are Mozart, Weber, Spohr, Onslow and Reicha. The author also suggests that, 'Wind-instruments are, in larger works, the better for being mixed with other instruments.' (p.3).

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Fee for series: 10/6
Publicity and Reviews: 

On the outside back page - dates and programmes of the four historical concerts for the 1902-1903 season.